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Offbeat Israel: Iran Makeovers, Cable Price Wars

By Nathan Jeffay

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Here’s an interesting take on the unrest in Iran. Chic clothing firm Daphna Levinson has placed an advertisement in several newspapers. It reads: “Iranians, good luck with your revolution to freedom.” The picture shows “before” and “after” pictures supposedly on this theme. The “before” picture features a woman covered up in a black burka-like robe; the “after” picture comes from the latest Daphna Levinson catalog.


Israel’s main cable TV companies, Hot and Yes, are engaged in a price war. This has seemingly caused the companies to give the third degree to any customer who dares to call up to cancel.

Hot customer services: Hello
Me: Hello, I would like to cancel my TV subscription.
Hot customer services: Why?
Me: (trying to avoid an inquisition) There isn’t much to watch.
Hot customer services: I don’t understand your reason. Me: Look, I simply don’t want Hot TV anymore.
Hot customer services: (long pause….) Have you become ultra-Orthodox?


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